Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems: What You Need To Know

379614_10151544052657909_427998009_nFrom metal and fiberglass to cement and slate there are a handful of roofing materials to choose from.  One of the most popular among them is asphalt for its affordability and traditional appearance.  Whether you currently have an asphalt shingle roof that needs repairs and maintenance or you’re shopping around for the best roofing material for you home, it’s important to have a comprehensive understanding about this roofing material. At Roberts Contracting, we’re specialists in asphalt shingle roofing systems so to help you learn more about this roofing material, we’ve pulled together a list of the pros and maintenance tips for asphalt shingles.

 

Pros of An Asphalt Shingle Roof

As mentioned above, asphalt shingles are extremely popular because they’re more affordable than other materials on the market. Asphalt shingles are lightweight making them easy to maintain and easy to repair and install.  Because of their ease of installation, this type of roofing is quick to install, cutting down on labor costs. Additionally, they offer a wide range of versatility in color, shape and texture for homeowners. Asphalt roofing systems also have a general lifespan of 25-30 years, a great return on your investment. At Roberts Contracting we work with roofing manufacturer, GAF which allows us to provide our customers with reliable asphalt shingles that are equipped with a lifetime warranty!  

 

Maintenance Tips For Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt shingle roof systems are low maintenance and require just little attention out of the year. Throughout the year make sure that leaves, moss, algae, heavy snow and other debris that could potentially damage your shingles are removed every now and then.  Another crucial roof maintenance tip is to have your gutters and downspouts cleaned twice a year. If not properly maintained, gutters will become clogged which can significantly affect the health of your asphalt shingles.

If you’re in need of asphalt roofing repair or installation, we’re here to help at Roberts Contracting. Contact us today or click here for a free quote on your next project!